It wasn’t “Casey at the Bat” on Wednesday night in Washington. Instead, it was congresswomen at the plate and in the field, taking on women from the news media in a softball game to raise money for the Young Survivors Coalition, an organization that deals with breast cancer issues. The congresswomen, led by captains Kelly Ayotte, Jo Ann Emerson, Kirsten Gillibrand and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, found that their early-morning practices paid off as they defeated the newswomen, 5-4. Wasserman Schultz got the game-winning RBI as Linda Sanchez scored the winning run. On the losing side were such players as Dana Bash of CNN, Jackie Kucinich of USA Today, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times and Amy Walter of ABC News. The game was a festive event with Justice Sonia Sotomayor throwing out the first pitch, which she did get over the plate, and Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi both making appearances, although not at the same time. The cry from the newswomen when all was said and done, “Wait till next year.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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